Orthodox spirituality

Life in Christ Lived and Witnessed within and through the Moldavian Monasticism

The Moldavian monasteries are seen through their exterior painting as an “aesthetic category with an universal value”, but they are hidding more deeply treasures. The life in Christ lived in the Holy Spirit as the outpouring of Heavenly Father’s love is the fountain bearing inner treasures present in Moldavian monasteries. The value of Moldavian monasteries, source of clean live for the seekers of sense and spiritual depth, has two essential parts: the theological message as an witness of faith in Christ, present in the wall frescoes, and the patristic phenomenon linked to St. Paisie Velicicovschi from Neamt Monastery.

Ascetical-Mystics Christian Contributions: Saint John Cassian (III)

Rev. Prof. PhD. Ioan C. TEȘU

Today, in an increasingly troubled world, the contemporary man can find in the words and counsels of the Fathers remedies to many ontological worries and its existential anxieties. Their efficiency is even greater since they are not the exclusive product of the human mind, of the power’s penetration or introspection of a therapist, however well he is trained, nor of the techniques for abyssal sounding of the unconscious, but they have the role of healing and redemptive works.
Saint John Cassian, a profound intellectual theologian and perfect theacher of the Christian ascetic life, combines the positive wisdom of Rome with Greek intellectualism, focused on practical life, giving to us words „with lot of power”, able to reveal us the true meanings of life and the ontological reasons of the world, „anchoring us” in God and the rich spiritual world.

Trouble, Pain and Suffering – Forms of God's Merciful Love

Rev. Prof. PhD. Ioan C. TEȘU

Having their ultimate origin in the ancestral sin, amplified by personal sins, the sorrows, the suffering and diseases are signs of God's love and mercy, evidences of His all-knowing-wisdom. The borderline situations, the dramatic circumstances of life, the trials and pains are not signs of abandonment or forgetfulness of God, but is a difficult test to be passed through soul’s dignity and nobility, faith, patience and prayer, in hope of eternal reward from God. The transient sufferings and afflictions are signs of divine election, experienced by the Christian believer on his way to the future and eternal joys. The task of undertaking and bearing them is considered in the Orthodox faith the highest charisma, the most important gift that man can attain for his future, for the immortal and happy life.

The Raiment and the Nakedness of the Human Being. An Orthodox Vision on the Anthropos Theophoros

Rev. Lect. PhD. Adrian DINU

The theological research “The raiment and the nakedness of the
human being An Orthodox vision on the anthropos theophoros”
written by the Rev. Lect. Dr. Adrian Dinu, analyses the human condition
in the context of the teachings of the Holy Fathers, focusing
on the theology of garments, present from the Genesis (the leather
garments), and consequently, the raiment in Christ performed at the
Baptism and the human nakedness attained through the sin.
The author presents the relationship between God and the secular

Mystery of the Death in Orthodox Spirituality

Rev. Prof. PhD. Ioan C. TEȘU

Like many other essential truths of the Orthodox faith, death
has a “mystery” character itself, because the man can’t know it from
within, but from the outside of the factual life. The Orthodox spirituality,
based on revelation and on the spiritual thousands testimonies,
ensures the man that death is not a fiasco, a failure, beyond
which is only nothingness, but it is the very entry into eternal life.
The spiritual writings of the Eastern Christian Church confer great

Ascetical- Mystics Christian Contributions: Saint John Cassian (II)

Rev. Prof. PhD. Ioan C. TEȘU

Today, in an increasingly troubled world, the contemporary man can find in the words and counsels of the Fathers remedies to many ontological worries and to its existential anxieties. Their efficiency is even greater since they are not the exclusive product of the human mind, of the power’s penetration or introspection of a therapist, however well he is trained, nor of the techniques for abyssal sounding of the unconscious, but they have the role of healing and redemptive works.

The Familial vocation of the human being

Rev. Prof. PhD. Ioan C. TEȘU

In this study the author, using sociological, psychological, theological and medical sources which indicate a crisis of the contemporary family, tries to describe some of psychological and theological mechanisms which are the main factors in establishing a relationship.